Roger L. Russell

RogerGloria Russell obit photoRoger L. Russell, 81 of Bloomington, IL passed away at 12:14 PM on Thursday, August 27, 2015 Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, IL.

He married Gloria J. Runyon on July 2, 1954 in Pontiac, IL. She passed away at 9:54 PM on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, IL.

Gloria was born April 17, 1936 in Fairbury, IL the daughter of Jack Thomas and Alberta Norman Runyon. Roger was born August 20, 1934 in Pontiac, IL the son of, William Peter and Rose Etta Johnson Russell. There will be no service or visitation for Roger and Gloria. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Cremation service provided by Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL.

Surviving are three children, Cindy (David) Draper, Bloomington, IL ; Rodney (Linda Clifton) Bloomington, IL ; Michael (Christine) Russell, Bloomington, IL; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren.
Roger has two sisters, Myrna Mayfield, Gridley, IL; and Dorothy (Larry) Price, Springfield, IL. Gloria has one brother, Roger Runyon, Dry Ridge, Kentucky. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and nine brothers.

Roger was proud to see his “81st” birthday. Roger was a Union Pipe fitter for Local #99.

Roger and Gloria were two of the most loving parents and grandparents, they were a member of the Jehovah’s Witness.

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Rona Lee Loeb

Rona Lee Loeb, 82 of Bloomington, IL passed away at 10:33am on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Heritage Healthcare of Bloomington, IL.

Visitation will be from 1—2PM on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Moses Montefiore Temple, Bloomington, IL. Her service will begin at 2:00pm at the Synagogue with Rabbi Rebecca Dubowe celebrating. Interment will follow at the Jewish Cemetery, Bloomington, IL. The family request no flowers, and memorial contributions may be mailed to P.A.T.H. 201 East Grove Street, #2A, Bloomington, IL 61701; or Moses Montefiore Temple 102 Robinhood Lane, Bloomington, IL 61701. Beck Memorial Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Rona was born on July 6, 1933, in New York, NY, the daughter of Abraham and Rita Lesser Freedman.
Surviving are her children, Renèe (William) Loeb-Major, Naperville, IL; and Jeff Loeb. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Becca and Adam Major, both of Naperville, IL. She was preceded in death by both of her parents.

Rona was a long time member of the Moses Montefiore Temple and volunteered in many capacities. She was an avid supporter of Jewish education. She was involved with the creation of the Jewish Food Fair and was involved up until 2014.

In her earlier years Rona was a school teacher, but her real calling was being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. With this she volunteered at P.A.T.H. for over thirty years in the phone room and assisted in training new volunteers.

Rona was a perpetual student, having achieved two Masters Degrees, and one Bachelors degree. Even with earning these advanced degrees, she continued to enroll in classes every semester at Illinois State University up until the spring semester of 2015. Through out her collegiate years she met many students younger than her and she loved to share her life experiences with them.

She loved to travel especially with her grandchildren Becca and Adam. They enjoyed cruses, traveling through Europe, or going to a museum or a historic site in the U.S. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother that will be greatly missed.

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Richard H. Shultz

RichardShultzRichard H. Shultz, 71, of Decatur, formerly of Normal, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 19, 2015) at his residence.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, August 21, 2015 at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Angie Lee officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington. His visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, August 21, 2015 at the memorial home. The family suggests memorials be made to Decatur Cancer Care Center, 210 W. McKinley Ave., Decatur, IL 62526.

Richard was born Dec. 3, 1943, in Washburn, the son of William Harold and Myrtle Hahn Shultz. He married Nancy Hardesty on Sept. 28, 1974, at Park United Methodist Church, Bloomington. She survives.

Also surviving are two children, Christopher Shultz, Decatur, and Sarah (Erik) Goeser, Austin, Texas; two grandchildren, Hunter and Lexi Goeser, Austin, Texas; one brother, Franklin (Carol) Shultz, Bloomington; nephews, David (Judy) Schulthes, Towanda; and Keith (Donna) Schulthes, Indiana; and nieces, Karen Schulthes, Hudson, and Amy (Mitch) Lawler, Mackinaw.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Carolyn Schulthes.

Richard had worked at The Eureka Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1999. He served in the U.S. Army military police during the Vietnam War. He was an avid poet and was published. He enjoyed reading poetry to his grandchildren. He was a train enthusiast. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will be missed by all who knew him.

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Tina Denise Jordine

TinaJordineTina Denise Jordine, 59 of Bloomington, IL passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at her residence.
Private family services will be at a later date. Memorials may be mailed to Marcfirst 1606 Hunt Drive #1A, Normal, IL 61761
Survivors include her Siblings, Floyd (Kim) Jordine, Normal, IL; Kimberly Jordine, Bloomington, IL; Lori (Tom) Strickler, Bloomington, IL; Nancy (David) Beatty, Collierville, TN; also surviving are three nephews and four nieces. She was preceded in death by both of her parents.

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Norma J. “Nori” McCullough

Norma McCulloughNorma J. “Nori” McCullough, 81 of Bloomington, Illinois passed away on Thursday (August 6, 2015) at 6:30am at her home with her family by her side.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the Unitarian Church of Bloomington. Cremation rites will be accorded. Visitation will be held on Monday (August 10, 2015) from 5-8pm at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, Illinois. Memorials may be mailed to the Humane Society of Central Illinois, 423 N Kays Dr, Normal, IL 61761.

Nori was born on June 1, 1934 in Worden, Illinois the daughter of Rev. Keely W. and Jennye Dee Wiseman Kepner.

Nori is survived by her 3 children; S. Scott McCullough of Columbia, MO, Regina McCullough of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Allison McClendon of Birmingham, Alabama, 4 grandchildren; Aaron Johnson, Simon McCullough, Abbey McCullough and Riley McClendon and 1 brother; Andy Kepner of Huntsville, Alabama.

She is preceded by her parents and 1 sister; Pat Kepner.

Nori is a member of the Unitarian Church of Bloomington. She graduated from Illinois State University with her BA Degree and worked at State Farm Insurance Company for 25+ years before retiring.

Nori had a great passion for gardening and a love for all animals and nature.

The family would like to send a very special thank you to Stacy Dravis who helped Nori live independently and with dignity.

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June Walker

June Walker obitJune Walker, 87 of Bloomington, passed away on July 29, 2015 at 6:30am at her home.

A celebration of life will be held on Monday (August 3, 2015) at 5pm at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington with the Rev. Andy Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday from 3-5pm at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded.

Memorials may be mailed to the Community Cancer Center, 407 E. Vernon Ave., Normal, Illinois 61761.

June was born on May 29, 1928 in Funks Grove, Illinois the daughter of Harry and Wilma McCutcheon Lawson. She married Don Walker on July 12, 1988 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

June is survived by her husband, two children; John (Tonda) Bagosy of Normal and Tina Roberts of Minier and 4 grandchildren; John Bagosy III, Marcy Cavalier, Christen Roberts and Jesse Roberts.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.

June had a great love for nature, wildlife and for her family particularly her great grandpuppy “Bella”.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

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Helena Ann Porch-Nadler

HelenaPorchNadlerHelena Ann Porch-Nadler, 59 of Bloomington, passed away on Sunday (July 19, 2015) at her home.

Helena’s service will be held on Saturday (July 25, 2015) at 10:30am at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington with Rev. Jim Kilson officiating. Burial will be held on Monday (July 27, 2015) at 12 Noon at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be Friday (July 24, 2015) from 5-7pm at the funeral home.

Memorials may be mailed to the family or to the Wounded Warrior Project (PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675)

Helena is survived by her parents; Keith and Phyllis Porch of Weslaco, Texas, her husband; Daniel Nadler of Bloomington, Son; Jacob Forrest (Dana) Goar of Clinton, Step daughter; Danine Wright of Kansas City, Missouri, brothers and sister; Ken A. Porch of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Christine (Mark) Ormsbee of Greeneville, Tennessee and Klay A. Porch of Gibson City along with 3 grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren.

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Stephen “Steve” Van Bettisch

Stephen “Steve” Van Bettisch, 67, of Bloomington died at 8:50 AM on Monday July 20, 2015 at his residence.

There will be no service.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Beck Memorial Home in Bloomington is handling arrangements.

Steve was born on May 30, 1948 in Beech Grove, Indiana to Stephen A. and Ruth Marie Brown Bettisch.  They preceded him in death.  He is survived by his son Stephen Dennis James “DJ” (Ginny) Bettisch of Apple Valley, CA, two grandchildren, Tanner and Teagyn Bettisch, one brother, Mike (Linda Sue) Bettisch of Bloomington, three sisters, Linda Diehl of Lake Fort, TX, Patricia (Richard) Kopecky of Lake Arrowhead, CA, Teresa (Bruce) O’Brien of Normal, his partner of 22 years, Donna Kerfoot of Bloomington, one step-daughter Dana (Brian) Rettig, three step-grandchildren, Trent Pyles, and Montana & Van Rettig and one step-great-grandson Owen Rettig.

Memorial Contributions may be made to The Humane Society.

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Shirley Ann Hodge

     Shirley Ann Hodge, 72 of Bloomington died at 10:30 AM on Sunday July 19, 2015 at Bloomington Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
There will be a graveside service for Shirley on Thursday July 23, 2015 at 10 AM at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Piper City. Father Richard Brunskill will officiate. Beck Memorial Home in Bloomington is handling arrangements.
Shirley was born on December 24, 1942 in Odessa, Texas to Walle and Marion Obert Miller. She married Robert Hodge in Springfield. He preceded her in death.
Shirley is survived by one daughter Lisa and two sons Mark Orasco and Douglas Shively as well as four grandchildren and one brother Allen (Sharon) Miller of Gibson City.
Memorial contributions may be made to St, Jude Children’s Hospital.

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June M. Price

June PriceJune M. Price, 83, of Bloomington, IL passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 10:36pm with her loving and devoted son, daughter-in-law, and sister by her side.

Visitation will be from 1—3pm on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL. Her service will be on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 10:00am at the memorial home with Rev. Mickey Fuson officiating. Interment will follow at East Lawn Memorial Gardens.

June was born on February 2, 1932 in Jacksonville, IL, the daughter of Edward Ivan and Mildred Treece Crump. She married William Price on October 29, 1950; he preceded her in death on July 13, 2000.

She is survived by her son Robert W.(Darla) Price, Bloomington, IL; brother, Ray (Marie) Crump, KY; sisters, Donna Lenard, Bloomington, and Kay (Don) Oehlerich, IA; grandchildren, Robert J. (Lynn) Price; Annette (Ray) Merrill; Jacob (Mickie) Price; step-grandchildren, Jessica (Yancy) Dixon; Nicholas (Nichole) Hall; and Gene Jr. (Danielle) Whitehouse. June also had four great-grandchildren, and three step-great- grandchildren that always put a smile on her face. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother-in-law.

June was a devoted mom and grandma. She enjoyed fishing and loved watching her grandsons play baseball, but most of all, just being with her family. She worked at Normal Cleaners for many years and sold Avon for 38 years.

June was a member of the Bloomington Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #745.

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